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Curt Yeomans covers government for the Clayton News Daily. He can be reached at via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.

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And boom goes the tire — CURT YEOMANS

Enough credit isn’t given to Murphy, who was probably the greatest philosopher of all time.

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Travel tips from your federal government — Curt Yeomans

Most people probably don’t realize this, but one of the most convenient places to get tips for international travel is the U.S. State Department’s website.

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The bias against America’s Italian restaurants — Curt Yeomans

It will be hard for any Italian restaurant in America to top what has to be my favorite restaurant in Italy.

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What's in a name like Bath? — Curt Yeomans

There is something about a name that tells you a lot about a place.

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Windsor is more than a castle — Curt Yeomans

I might be in the minority on this issue, but I think Windsor, England, is far more interesting than the castle which shares its name and spawned a sort of nom de plume for Britain’s royal family.

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Stonehenge makes me feel all m’eh inside — Curt Yeomans

You know, for a world heritage site, Stonehenge is not all the brochures make it out to be.

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Nature denies date with Williams sisters — Curt Yeomans

I’m a little miffed at Mother Nature right now as a result of all of this. I had a chance to see two of the top American tennis players play but I was denied the opportunity because of a long afternoon of rain.

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Life way outside the perimeter — Curt Yeomans

I will board an airplane Tuesday and fly off to London for a week of Olympic fun in Britain’s capital city. I have my passport, plane, hotel and Stonehenge tour reservations and my Olympics tickets.

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The cost of visiting the Olympics — Curt Yeomans

I never expected a visit to London during the Olympics to be cheap, but the running tally so far is a staggering testament to how much it truly costs to be a part of that big of a celebration.

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Why not offer advice with travel congrats? — Curt Yeomans

Nothing chaps my hide more than the traveler who won’t share travel advice about a locale with other travelers. What is the purpose of traveling in the first place if you are not going to share your experience with others?

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Where is the tops for summer 2012 travel? — Curt Yeomans

When was the last time you saw commercials where people pile into a car and go on an impromptu road trip for “NEW YORK!”? Oh yeah, they don’t, because they’re too busy going to “VEGAS!”

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Good-bye ‘HAL,’ hello convenience — Curt Yeomans

I’m going to miss “HAL” now that the airport is finally opening its new Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal.

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Many miles to go before I sleep -- Curt Yeomans

Leave it to Facebook to make me feel deflated and somewhat inferior about the extent of my travels.

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How do you rank the world’s newest landmarks — Curt Yeomans

“Travel + Leisure” magazine's recent list of the top 20 new landmarks in the world is largely a lovefest for modern architecture.

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The very short list of reader-recommended destinations — Curt Yeomans

Beverly, a faithful reader from McDonough, was the only reader to respond to my call for natural wonders everyone should see, and she brought up a good point — there are plenty of natural wonders here, in Georgia’s state parks, for people to see.

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It’s time for gumbo and Mardi Gras — Curt Yeomans

Did I ever tell you about the time when a completely sloshed woman in New Orleans made me feel embarrassed about being a white person?

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Becoming part of the travel club — Curt Yeomans

People who go to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will soon be able to use a free card to get travel deals at hotels, casinos, souvenir shops, and restaurants. I think this rewards card idea is genius, because it is totally different, and ties into the mindset of people looking for any deal they can find during tough economic times.

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What are our nation’s natural wonders? — Curt Yeomans

There is no way to create a perfect list that ranks the top natural wonders in the U.S., because there are so many sites, and each person has his or her favorites. But with some input from you guys who read this column, we can try. I'll get us started.

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Italian cruise disaster gives me a sinking feeling — Curt Yeomans

I've been hesitant about taking cruises because they're expensive, but the recent partial sinking of the Costa Concordia off Italy's coast has added another wall that I would have to overcome.

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Requiem for a travel legend — Curt Yeomans

Only William Shatner could turn the end of a sales pitch character’s advertising life into an over-the-top affair.

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Shooting an arrow through a second Olympic ticket — Curt Yeomans

Some people think I’m crazy for throwing down $98 for another Olympics ticket, but I don’t care. It’s the Olympics — in London!

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Celebrate history through travel in 2012 — Curt Yeomans

There are a lot of big anniversaries in 2012, and there are some very unique ways to use travel to celebrate each of them. Here are my suggestions for how to do just that.

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The best-ever book of travel tips — Curt Yeomans

There's a source to find out tons of little travel secrets, and it would make a great gift for the traveler in your family. It’s this little, 104-page book, called “Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Travel Tips.”

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Do your best to protect your identity — Curt Yeomans

One of the biggest fears I had before I went on a European trip in 2009 was how I could protect myself from being the victim of a pickpocket.

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Airlines projected losses something to watch closely — Curt Yeomans

It appears that 2012 may not be one of the airline industry’s better years, according to an Associated Press report that came out this week.

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Cheap air travel abounds this holiday season — Curt Yeomans

If you are looking for a great time to buy tickets for a vacation, you probably won’t see a time that is much of an improvement over right now.

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Adjusting your travel plans for the unexpected — Curt Yeomans

There is an old saying that “[expletive] Happens,” and it can be a real pain when that saying becomes reality.

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What the heck is that mascot?!? - Curt Yeomans

I was thinking of what to write this week, and I started to think about the mascots for London’s 2012 Olympic games. They are really weird, really off-the-wall.

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Atlanta tanks in latest travel survey - Curt Yeomans

Travelers are not being kind to Atlanta. “Travel + Leisure” magazine recently released the results of its 2011 America’s Favorite Cities reader survey. The results for Atlanta? Not so good.

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My arch enemy, and its crimes against travel - Curt Yeomans

I have an arch enemy, a nemesis, if you will, that is the bane of my traveling existence. It is the stretch of Interstate 20, in eastern Alabama, that lies between Birmingham and the Alabama-Georgia state line, or as I like to call it, The Highway of Never-ending Roadwork.

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